China’s growing engagement with Africa has spurred questions from policymakers, civil society and the private sector as to what this deepening relationship means for Africa’s future development, as well as its links with traditional Western actors. China and Rwanda established diplomatic relations in 1971, and bilateral trade between the two nations reached USD $109 million in 2010, up from $9 million in 2002. Ambassador François Xavier Ngarambe from Rwanda will talk on the current cooperation between China and Africa in general and China Rwanda relations in particular.
DATE: June 7
VENUE: Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda, 30 Xuishui Beijie
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
REGISTRATION: email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know numbers and for security clearance
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
H. E. François Xavier Ngarambe is the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in Beijing, a position he has held since June 2010. Prior to his China appointment, H.E. ran the domestic Financial Reform Sector; previously he oversaw Rwanda’s insurance companies as the Executive Secretary of his country’s regulatory agency.